Welcome to the Whyte House Family Spoken Novels podcast episode #257. Today we are reading chapter 27 of the novel “I Need Someone to Pray with Me” by Daniel Whyte III with Meriqua Whyte.
Simone and Aubrey arrived promptly at the hospital a few minutes before the police arrived. Aubrey had asked Quintin to come with them and he had agreed. They listened as Kelvin gave his side of the story.
“I was at the party at Billy Jr’s with a friend, Keron. I drank a little, but not enough to get drunk. Others were drinking heavier drinks and or were taking drugs. Anyway, I noticed Aubrey standing by a window, waiting on Roger. Billy Jr. had introduced me to Roger a while back. Aubrey had also introduced me to him. Aubrey said she wasn’t there for the party; that she and Roger had gone out to dinner and Roger had stopped by to pick up something from Billy Jr. Aubrey told me she wanted to go home. I felt that she did not need to be fooling around with Roger because he was doing drugs, was a heavy drinker, and was just a bad influence. She told me she was getting ready to break it off with him and that that was their last time going out.”
Simone smiled encouragingly at Kelvin when their eyes met.
“Roger saw me talking with Aubrey and he was upset about it and told me to leave her alone. I backed off, but returned later to give her a ride home. Keron saw us leave.”
Kelvin paused as he coughed. When his coughing subsided, he said, “I did tell Aubrey I was going home, but on the way to my place, I remembered I had given Keron a ride to the party. I’m sure Billy Jr. would have made sure she got home safely, but I felt it was my responsibility to see her home safely seeing I was the one who brought her there, so I went back to get her.
“When I got back, Keron and Roger were snuggled up on the couch facing the door. I guess they were waiting for me. Both were drunk and all doped up. I called Keron and told her I was ready to take her home. She told me to go on without her. I turned to leave, but Roger shouted at me to stop and wanted to know where Aubrey was.”
“Aubrey wanted to go home and you were taking a long time so I took her home,” Kelvin told Roger. “She doesn’t belong here, man.”
“She’s my girl and she belongs where I say she belongs, plus you’ve been fooling around with her, haven’t you?” Roger shouted. He shoved Keron away from him as he attempted to get up from the couch. “You’re gonna pay!”
Others in the room turned to see what the commotion was about.
“No, don’t walk out on me while I’m talking to you,” Roger continued. “I want you to bring my girl back or are you going to spend the night with her?”
“Roggie, baby, I thought I was your girl,” Keron said pushing herself up to him.
Roger shoved her back on to the couch. “You my new girl; she’s my old girl. Sometimes I like the old better than the new.”
Keron started to pout. Someone went downstairs to summon Billy Jr. who hurried upstairs into the room.
“Break it up. I want no problems, man. What’s going on?”
A crowd started to form as others from downstairs trotted upstairs. Billy Jr. lunged towards Roger as he pulled out a gun. A few others started to leap towards Kelvin to push him out the way. The gun went off and Kelvin slumped down to the ground. Billy Jr. knocked Roger over as the gun went off again. Another person fell. Keron and a few others started to scream. There was mass confusion as many were either too drunk or too doped up to logically decipher what just took place or what to do.
“Call the ambulance!” Billy Jr. said as he knelt beside Kelvin. “He’s losing a lot of blood—fast!”
A fight broke out as Roger, like a mad bull, charged at whoever was in his way, especially those who tried to hold him down. Others were fighting just to be fighting. Aiming his gun and swinging it, Roger dared anyone to stop him. He grabbed Keron and dragged her out the door. The two sped off in his car.
“Ambulance means cops. I’m outta here,” one person shouted.
People began pushing to get out the doors. Billy Jr., CJ, Corey and a few others remained. Kelvin was their friend and they were not going to abandon him—jail or no jail. “Hide the drugs,” Billy Jr. instructed Corey. “We don’t want to add to this mess.”
Two ambulances arrived. One took off quickly with Kelvin as the police took a report from those few who remained. They gave a description of Roger who no one, even Billy Jr., knew much about except for his name—Roger Mullins.
Roger and Keron sped off into the darkness.
“I love adventures, and you’re full of it,” Keron said. “Where to Roggie baby?”
“Just shut up and let me think! And for the hundredth time, my name is not Roggie baby; it’s Roger.”
Roger drove around for about 20 minutes—the longest 20 minutes of his life. He did not dare go home. I ought to head on down to Florida right now, he thought, but I can’t take her. She would tell it all.
“You could hang out at my place,” Keron said.
“Are you crazy? That’s the second place the police would look.”
“Oh, no they wouldn’t. I have two places,” Keron said. “We’ll go to my grandmother’s. I have a key to get in. I check up on her every so often. She’s blind so she wouldn’t see you and you won’t have to say a word while you are there.”
“Why didn’t you say so earlier?” Roger said. “Off to Grandma we go.”
Roger and Keron hung out at her grandmother’s all day Sunday.
“I have to take off for Florida, a trip I was planning on taking anyway,” Roger said to Keron. “You want to come with me? I already have connections down there.”
“Sure. I told you you were full of adventure, Roggie baby,” Keron said.
Roger and Keron pulled out for Florida on Monday morning. As Roger exited the ramp at exit 24 going South to get on the highway, he was unable to merge smoothly into the traffic and lost control of his car. An 18-wheeler slammed into his Maxima sending it spinning like a top across the lanes. The car flipped over before coming to a halt. Keron was flung out of the passenger side and landed in the far lane. She suffered a mild concussion which left her disoriented and unable to answer any questions.
“It’s a miracle that they survived,” one eyewitness told the police after they arrived while the EMT examined Keron.
“I can’t believe she came out of that alive,” another said.
“You’re lucky to come out of this alive,” the police told Keron after the driver of the 18-wheeler gave his version of the accident to the police. It took some work to get Roger out of the bent up vehicle. He was rushed off to the hospital.
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Now, dear listener, please know that God—the divine Author of all things—wants to write a great story with your life as well. But first you must give Him the pen by trusting Him with the life He gave you and surrendering your heart to Jesus Christ as Savior. Here is how:
- Accept the fact that you are a sinner, and that you have broken God’s law. The Bible says in Ecclesiastes 7:20: “For there is not a just man upon earth that doeth good, and sinneth not.” Romans 3:23 reads: “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”
- Accept the fact that there is a penalty for sin. The Bible states in Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death…”
- Accept the fact that you are on the road to hell. Jesus Christ said in Matthew 10:28: “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” The Bible says in Revelation 21:8: “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”
- Accept the fact that you cannot do anything to save yourself! The Bible states in Ephesians 2: 8, 9: “For by grace are ye saved through faith: and that not of yourselves: it is a gift of God. Not of works, lest any man should boast.”
- Accept the fact that God loves you more than you love yourself, and that He wants to save you from hell. Jesus Christ said in John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
- With these facts in mind, please repent of your sins, believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and pray and ask Him to come into your heart and save you this very moment. The Bible states in the book of Romans 10:9, 13: “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.” “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
Dear friend, if you are willing to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation, please pray with me this simple prayer: Heavenly Father, I realize that I am a sinner and that I have done some bad things in my life. For Jesus Christ sake, please forgive me of my sins. I now believe with all of my heart that Jesus Christ died for me, was buried, and rose again. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life today. Amen.
If you believed in your heart that Jesus Christ died on the cross, was buried, and rose again, allow me to say, congratulations on doing the most important thing in life and that is accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour! For more information to help you grow in your newfound faith in Christ, go to Gospel Light Society.com and read “What To Do After You Enter Through the Door”. Jesus Christ said in John 10:9, “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.”
May God bless you until next time.